Fundraising Events

Red & Black Butterfly's Flying from Cupped HandsAt Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation we are striving to create a culture that will benefit us all. We want to be connected with our community and add more life to our involvement. Join us and enjoy the experience.

Consider also participating in one of these community charitable events that assists our cause.

SK Paper Shred Event

2015 Dates include:
Saturday, March 14
Saturday, May 9
Saturday, July 11
Saturday, September 12
Saturday, November 14

Hosted at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice
99 Sparta Avenue
Newton, New Jersey
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Protect Yourself and Prevent Your Company Documents from Getting into the Wrong Hands! With identity theft and proper document disposal being in the forefront of personal and organization security, make this worthwhile fundraiser a regular stop on your monthly calendar. Have your confidential documents professionally shredded on site in SK Paper Shred’s Commercial/Computerized Shred Trucks. $6.00 for each paper grocery-sized bag shredded.

Pre-purchase and SK Paper Shred bag for $5.00 — save money and time by simply dropping off your pre-paid material at any of the 2015 Paper Shred Events.

Call (973) 383-0115 for information/registration
or email:

Paper Shredding

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 35th Anniversary Gala

Hosted at Perona Farms
350 Andover-Sparta Road
Andover, New Jersey
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Thank you to presenting Sponsor, Lakeland Bank, and all other sponsors, advertisers, attendees and supporters for celebrating this milestone with Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. In addition to music from Meant to Be and an irresistible silent auction, the evening was highlighted with a nod to the late Joseph T. Quinlan and Julia Quinlan and their commitment to the hospice mission. changed the way the world looked at end-of-life matters.  Follow the link to enjoy the 35th Anniversary Gala event photos at  Paste or enter password: KAQ35thAnniversary

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Dental Day for Hospice

Hosted at Sparta Dental Designs
Dr. Edward Tirpack, DMD, MAGD, Dr. Seth Perlmutter, DMD, Dr. Kathleen Dunn, DMD
16 Lafayette Road
Sparta, New Jersey
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Come join the fun with refreshments and give-a-ways, while at the same time Dr. Tirpack, Dr. Perlmutter, Dr. Dunn and their staff will make sure your smile stays beautiful and healthy. Any new or existing patient can schedule an appointment on Dental Day for Hospice and the doctors and their professional team will donate their time and fees back to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. Make your appointment today – (973) 729-2113!

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Monday, May 4, 2015

St. Moritz Grill & Bar Wine Pairing Dinner

Hosted at St. Moritz Grill & Bar
9 White Deer Plaza
Sparta, New Jersey
Begins at 6:30 p.m.

St. Moritz Grill & Bar joins with Burke’s Wine & Liquor to welcome guests to the St. Supéry Wine Pairing Dinner. St. Moritz Grill & Bar, known for its distinctive menu featuring wood-grilled cuisine and classic American and European dishes,will feature a four course meal paired with selections from St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery, located in the heart of Napa Valley, Ca. The evening will also welcome special presenter Michael Scholz, St. Supéry’s winemaker.  This Wine Pairing Dinner is $75.00 per person, includes tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling St. Moritz Grill & Bar at 973-729-5677.

View the dinner menu…St.Moritz Grill & Bar.pdf

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Thursday, November 12, 20015

A Season of Gratitude Fashion Show

Selective Insurance Auditorium
40 Wantage Avenue
Branchville, New Jersey
Begins at 6:00 p.m. 

Join us for this exciting night of fashions by Interplay Couture, light fare provided by Krave Cafe and Caterers, featured silent auction items, shopping and more. The evening is a wonderful opportunity to connect with friends, cheer the upcoming holiday season and to provide fundraising support for the new Home for Hospice. $45.00 per guest.

For questions or reservations, please call the hospice at (973) 383-0115 or (800) 882-1117 and ask for Jennifer Smith, Events Manager



Three locations in Warren, Pike and Sussex Counties

Lights of Life Memorial Celebration

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Warren County Lights of Life Memorial Service to be hosted at
Wayne DuMount Administrative Center
Route 519, Belvidere, New Jersey

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Pike County Lights of Life Memorial Service to be hosted at
The Church of the Good Shepherd
On the Corer of 5th and Catherine Street, Milford, Pennsylvania

Friday, December 4, 2015

Sussex County Lights of Life Memorial Service to be hosted at
Sussex County Community College
One College Hill, Newton, New Jersey

Join us for the annual Lights of Life Memorial Celebration. For each $20 donation the name of a loved one will be remembered at the event with a light on one of several memorial trees on display throughout Sussex and Warren Counties in New Jersey and Pike County in Pennsylvania. For a $100 donation, your loved one’s name will be memorialized at the event and you will also receive a keepsake Lenox ornament to commemorate the occasion.Lights of Life Memorial Donation Form (PDF).

If you have any further questions or need assistance, please call the hospice at (973) 383-0115 or (800) 882-1117 and ask for Jennifer Smith, Events Manager

Lights of Life Star


February 2016 Date To Be Announced

High Tea for Hospice

Hosted at Farmstead Golf & Country Club
Lafayette, New Jersey
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Gather with friends for the traditional High Tea for Hospice in the country setting at the Farmstead Golf & Country Club. Guests will enjoy a variety of teas and a traditional High Tea menu. $35.00 per person, reserve your seat today! (973) 383-0115.


2015 Date to Be Announced

Heart of Hospice Music Fest

Hosted at Branchville American Legion Post 157
157 Route 206
Branchville, New Jersey
2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

R.E.N.O. presents the Heart of Hospice Music Fest to welcome music lovers and hospice supporters to gather for great music and good food throughout this six-hour, music-packed event. Performances by area favorites: R.E.N.O., Cardon Racquet & Friends, The Acoustic Wolves, Fish House Road, and the Culver Gap Band with Jerry Hoffman. $10.00 donation at the door.

If you have any further questions, please call the hospice at (973) 383-0115 or (800) 882-1117 and ask for Jennifer Smith, Events Manager

(Volunteer Opportunity)



Three locations in Warren, Pike and Sussex Counties

Butterfly Release Celebrations

Saturday, June 13, 2015 – Service will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Warren County Butterfly Release Celebration to be hosted at
The Karen Nash Memorial Butterfly Garden on the grounds of Memorial Elementary School
300 West Stewart Street, Washington, New Jersey

Saturday, June 13, 2015 – Service will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Pike County Butterfly Release Celebration to be hosted at Memorial Park
On the Corner of 5th and Catharine Street, Milford, Pennsylvania

Sunday, June 14, 2015 – Service will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Sussex County Butterfly Release Celebration to be hosted at
Sussex County Community College
One College Hill, Newton, New Jersey

The Butterfly Release Celebration is sponsored by the Smith-McCracken & Wood Funeral Homes.

Please note: If you would like, the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice staff is happy to send out Butterfly Release Celebration acknowledgments and butterfly lapel pins throughout the year, and will contact families when event release details are in place.

Call (973) 383-0115 for information/registration
or email:

Registration form (PDF)

(Volunteer Opportunity)

Event Sponsor: Robert McCracken, center, is pictured with his professional team from Smith-McCracken Funeral Home in Newton, NJ and Wood Funeral Home in Branchville, NJ.

Sunday, September 13, 2015
Rain date: Sunday, September 20, 2015

31st Annual Wine & Cheese Festival

Hosted at Waterwheel Farm
124 Fredon-Marksboro Road
Fredon, New Jersey
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Friends of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and Burke’s Wine & Liquor invite you to spend an afternoon at beautiful Waterwheel Farm-enjoying fine wines, cheeses, live band, auctions and more!

Rain Date is Sunday, September 20. In case of inclement weather, please visit website or call 800-882-1117 to inquire.

Wine & Cheese Registration Form (PDF)



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Outside Charitable Events

People Jumping For JoyWe jump for joy and are very grateful for the outpouring of events held to benefit Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. The committees who work year round, the businesses who donate, and the generous community who attends, all are applauded.

When considering participating in a charitable cause, please think about one or more of these exciting events.

Subaru Share the Love Event

Subaru World of Newton
84 Hampton House Road
Newton, NJ 07860
(855) 582-8640

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice was honored to have been chosen as the local recipient of the Share the Love event for 2015.

SUBARU SEVENTH ANNUAL “SHARE THE LOVE” CHARITY EVENT SET NEW DONATION RECORD!  Subaru World of Newton donated $21,000 to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice as part of the company’s seventh annual Subaru Share the Love event.

From November 20, 2014 to January 2, 2015, Subaru donated $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.

In addition to the four national organizations, Subaru retailers once again have the opportunity to add a local charity for their customers to support. This year, 608 hometown charities have been selected by Subaru retailers. With Subaru retailers also making their own donations to local charities, total donations will be well in excess of the $15 million committed by Subaru of America.

The sales growth experienced by the brand in recent years means that by continuing to donate $250 per vehicle sold during the program, total charitable contributions will likewise increase, this year to $15 million.

James Foley, the northern New Jersey district sales manager for Subaru Distributors Corp., explained that the fundraiser was enacted nationally seven years ago.  This is the dealership’s second year participating in the event, said Foley, who noted that last year’s local charity received around $12,000.


From left, James Foley, the northern New Jersey district sales manager for Subaru Distributors Corp.; Sam Spagnuolo, director of sales operations for Subaru Distributors Corp.; Julia Quinlan, co-founder of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice; Cecelia Clayton, executive director of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice; and Matt Luzio, executive director of World Auto Group stand with a $21,014 check the car company is donating to the hospice as part of the Subaru Share the Love event.


Chilly-Chili Motorcycle Run

New Year’s Day – January 1, 2016
Ogdensburg Fire House, Ogdensburg, NJ
Hosted by the Blue Knights Chapter IX

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the 30 mile ride leaves promptly at 11:00 a.m.

At the conclusion of the ride, participants are invited to warm up with Chili and the camaraderie of other motorcycle enthusiasts. The winning ticket for the Friends of Hospice Harley-Davidson Raffle will also be selected this day – Winner need not be present.

For information call: (973) 383-0115

This year’s Featured Motorcycle:
2015 Harley-Davidson Road King
in Superior Blue, valued at $18,899.00

Tickets are $20.00 each, only 1,500 sold. Please feel free to call 973-383-0115 or 800-882-1117 with purchase requests or questions. You may also fax your completed form to 973-383-4739.  Harley-Davidson Ticket Request Form (jpg)

Harley 2015

Congratulations to 2014 Harley-Davidson Breakout Raffle Winner: Jack Surowiec from Sparta, NJ.



Sussex Area Charities Golf Outing – Sussex Bank

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Crystal Springs/Wild Turkey
Contact Linda Kuipers

Sussex County Golf Classic – Lakeland Bank

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Contact Ray Cordts
Newton Country Club

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